Help and Support Services
Lifeline Australia is a 24 hour telephone crisis support service is available to anyone needing emotional support on one national number, 13 11 14.
Kids Helpline is a free 24 hour counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 5-25 years. Help can be provided via the phone, email or web, 1800 55 1800.
Reach Out is a web-based service that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 14-25 years by providing them with information, support and skills development and by working with health professionals to strengthen the pathways between online and community based service delivery.
Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) is the Commonwealth Government suicide and self-harm prevention resource that provides evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the suicide in Australia. LIFE is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is a non-profit, community organisation which is the peak body within the suicide prevention sector.
beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.
youthbeyondblue is the arm of beyondblue that has a specific focus on young people aged 12 to 25 years. Youthbeyondblue programs and projects centre on early intervention and prevention of high prevalence mental health problems for young people and also on raising community awareness.
Mindframe was created to provide information about the portrayal of suicide and mental illness in the news media and on stage and screen in Australia.
International Association for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicidal behaviour, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.
World Health Organisation - Suicide Prevention Project (SUPRE) the overall objective of the SUPRE project is to reduce mortality and morbidity due to suicidal behaviours, to break the taboo surrounding suicide, and to bring together national authorities and the public in an integrated manner to overcome the challenges.
Remember, you should seek professional help from a mental health professional, mental health service, your GP or health provider when problems arise. For general health information, referral & teletriage services call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for the cost of a local call.